Figure 1 Multiple alignment of sequences corresponding to the region between the degenerate primers  

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Sequences aligned using DNAMAN ver. 3.0; output according to CLUSTAL format. Dashes indicate gaps inserted to maximise alignment, red asterisks indicate conserved bases. Sequences of 218 bases (excluding gaps) were compared: these were truncated from the sequenced +/-254 bp PCR products by removal of the primer sequences (34 bp) and of an additional 2 bases. Sequences determined in this work are in blue. See Table 1 for sequence designations.